Tag Archives: handbags

  • Ostrich mentality

    June 24, 2012

    We are big fans of ostrich leather (and indeed ostrich feathers!) and have several classic examples in our own collection of handbags and accessories.

    According to the informative Ostrich Goods website:

    "Ostrich leather is often described as the finest quality leather in the world. Ostrich leather is suitable for articles where durability is an important element. It is one of the toughest and most pliable skins available on the market today. The ostrich hide is full of natural oils, which makes it resistant to stiffening, drying or cracking.

    "No other leather can compete with the unique quill pattern the ostrich leather bears. A simple way to identify genuine ostrich leather is to gently drag your fingertips across the surface of the quill holes. There should be a bumpy feel to it as the markings are slightly raised; something that cannot be reproduced by man or machinery. This in itself makes it one of the most expensive leathers in the world today, a symbol of classic distinction and unsurpassed elegance."

    Ostrich handbags in natural, go-with-anything shades, are a particular weakness of ours, but a dramatic downsizing of our collection is long overdue and we can no longer bury our heads in the sand! You'll therefore find a few ostrich items on the Frockery website at what we think are very reasonable prices, given their quality. Why not take a gander and see for yourselves?

    Vintage ecru ostrich leather handbag

    vintage ecru ostrich leather handbag

    Vintage Holmes creamy beige ostrich leather handbag

    vintage beige ostrich leather handbag

    Vintage tan ostrich leather purse

    vintage ostrich leather purse

  • Skeleton staff

    October 28, 2009

    We have been operating with a skeleton staff for the past week - not, as some have suggested, in anticipation of Hallowe'en, but due to illness sweeping through our ranks. We are hopefully all on the mend now and only have the postal disruption to contend with, but there will hopefully soon be a breakthrough there too so that deliveries can get back to normal

    Some fab footwear and bags will soon be making an appearance on the site. Having tweeted about the arrival a cute little Radley handbag just the other day, it has already found a new home, but there are plenty more bargains to be bagged.

  • Bag a bargain

    August 9, 2009

    We have been in handbag heaven here sorting through some recently arrived stock. From classic black to lipstick red, vintage to boho, we have lots of bargain baggery on offer so keep an eye on the catalogue for this week's update.